Tuesday, April 2, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
Volume 6, Number 107

In response to your groans and gripes over our weather jokes, the Gazette
is sponsoring campus comedy groups as guest forecasters. Today, the F-Word
has generously supplied your daily dose of comedy, and Boy Meets Tractor
and Vertigo-go will be featured later in the week. So let’s see you
complain now! Hey, at least we acknowledge our chronic unfunniness and
attempt to fix it.

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1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Baseball notches first and second victories, Goldstein named
Conference POW

2) Women’s rugby triumphs over Temple

3) Lacrosse teams fall on Saturday

4) Tennis squads drop weekend matchups

5) World sports roundup

6) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly cloudy. High around 64.
I had a revelation while watching cartoons the other day.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low around 51.
Ever notice how George Jetson was always talking to his dog, and the dog
would talk back?

Tomorrow: Light rain. High near 66.
He’s just like the Son of Sam killer, but with a flying car.

***Submit your funny writing, art, and comics to The F-Word by April 8. We

will accept anything as long as it’s funny and, in the case of writing,
short (<750 words). Send submissions to jvolk1.
The F-Word: Not as cool as
flying cars, but close.***


Lunch: Beef curry, basmati rice, broccoli-mushroom stir fry, spinach
crepes, corn, Brussels sprouts, falafel bar

Dinner: Fresh fish, cous cous, creamy bow tie pasta bake, lentil stew,
broccoli, vegetable blend, chicken patty bar


1) World news roundup

* Snoring may not simply be an embarrassing habit, but actually a symptom
of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition associated with attention deficit
disorders, slow physical growth, bed-wetting and high blood pressure. These

findings were released recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Studies suggest that at least half a million children, aged between 2 to 8,

are afflicted. The condition is linked to enlarged tonsils and adenoids,
which lead to restless sleep and possible daytime tiredness. Research has
shown that removal of the tonsils and adenoids has led to improvements in
learning behavior as well as growth spurts.

* The Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider the “three strikes”
law in the
state of California. The law, which is in place in about 25 states, allows
for longer penalties for a third criminal offense. The controversy over the

California law is that it allows a misdemeanor to count as the third
strike, meaning that judges can consider a misdemeanor a felony if it is an

individual’s third offense. Erwin Chemerinsky of the USC Law School argued
successfully that doing so was in effect double counting the prior

* Teenagers in Jakarta have found a benefit, although illegal, for heavy
traffic jams. They steal or beg for fuel from trucks stuck in traffic and
resell them for a profit. Working from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., these tiris,

as they are known in the Indonesian capital, earn about 8,000 rupiah (US
$0.82) a day. One liter of diesel in Jakarta costs about 1,150 rupiah (US
$0.12). Drivers are afraid to prevent these thefts from happening. Said one

driver: “If we refuse to give them fuel, they call their friends over to

vandalize the truck. It’s not worth fighting for the small amount that they



2) Campus events

“How Infants Make Sense of Intentional Action”
Psychology Department Colloquium with Amanda Woodward, class of ’87,
University of Chicago
Hicks Mural Room, 4:00 p.m.

“Exploring the Tropical Rainforest for Novel Biomedicines”
Dr. Eloy Rodriguez, James A. Perkins Professor of Environmental Studies,
Cornell University
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

“Cezanne’s Significant ‘Other’: The Portraits of Hortense”
Lee Frank Lecture by Susan Sidlauskas, Assistant Professor, University of
LPAC Cinema, 4:30 p.m.

“The Impact of Welfare Reform on the Inner City Poor”
Elijah Anderson, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Scheuer Room, 4:30 p.m.

Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Wage Peace follow-up
Parrish Parlors, 5:30 p.m.

Animal Rights Coalition meeting
Trotter 303, 7:00 p.m.

Fulbright information session
Kohlberg 302, 7:00 p.m.

Empty the Shelters meeting
Kohlberg 116, 7:30 p.m.

Vona Groarke, 5th Annual Irish Poetry Reading. Reception follows
Scheuer Room, 7:30 p.m.

Film: “The Natural History of the Chicken and Cane Toads”
LPAC Cinema, 8:00 p.m.

Argentine Tango Lesson
Upper Tarble, 9:00 p.m.

Muslim Student Association prayer group
Parrish 370, 9:00 p.m.



1) Baseball notches first and second victories, Goldstein
named Conference POW

This past Friday, the baseball team recorded its first victory of the
season, then earned win #2 on Saturday by taking the second contest of a
doubleheader against Dickinson. Additionally, Matt Goldstein ’04 was
selected as the Centennial Conference’s Player of the Week on Monday,
sweetening an already impressive weekend run.

On Friday, the squad notched its first ‘W’ in 11 attempts, beating
Washington 7-6. Goldstein was brilliant in the victory, going 4-for-4 on
the day, including three doubles, two RBIs, and two runs. Driven by
Goldstein’s hitting, the team jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning.

However, the Shoremen would come back and the Garnet clung to a narrow,
one-run lead entering the sixth. Yet, Carlton Davis ’04 came on to relieve
James Zvokel ’04 and preserved the big win with 2 1/3 innings of hitless ball.

The following afternoon, the Garnet dropped the first game of a twin-bill
against Dickinson, 9-5 in extra innings. Down 5-3 in the bottom of the
seventh with two outs and the bases loaded, Jody Fisher ’05 came up big for

Swat, connecting on a single that drove in two and tied the game.
Unfortunately, the team’s luck would run out in the eighth, as Dickinson
put a four-spot on the board that proved insurmountable for the plucky Garnet.

However, the squad would turn things around in the night-cap, dropping the

Red Devils 7-2. Jared Leiderman ’05 was dominating on the mound, giving up
just three hits while going the distance and recording his first career
win. His strong pitching was backed up by solid hitting from Billy Farrell
’05 and Brandon King ’05, who each had two hits and two runs. Additionally,

Ryan Pannorfi ’04 was a perfect 3-for-3 in the contest, scoring once.

Finally, the Centennial Conference placed the frosting on a fine weekend
cake by giving Goldstein their weekly honors yesterday. The
pitcher/outfielder, for his part, hit a torrid .636 this past week,
including three doubles, three runs, and four RBIs.

The Garnet are now 2-10-1 on the season, with an even 2-2 record in the


2) Women’s rugby triumphs over Temple

The women’s rugby team crushed Temple this past weekend, beating their
Philly-based opponents, 26-0. Sarah Nusser ’02 led the squad with two tries

and three successful conversions, while Emily Rhoades ’04 and Aja
Peters-Mason ’04 each also recorded a try in the A-side victory. The tables

were turned in the B-side match, however, as Swat fell to the Owls 17-0.
The team will next be in action when they travel to West Chester University

for a tournament this weekend.


3) Lacrosse teams fall on Saturday

Both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams suffered tough defeats this past


The men’s squad was crushed by #11 Western Maryland, 19-5. Although the
Garnet managed to keep the game close during the first half and only
trailed by four at halftime, they could not continue to hold off the potent

Green Terror offense, which struck for 12 goals in the second. Jeff Donlea
’05 led the Garnet with two scores and Steve Isbister ’04 gave a valiant
effort in net, recording 15 saves, but ultimately it wasn’t enough. As a
result, the team’s record falls to 5-5 on the season and 0-2 in the
Centennial Conference.

The women found similar results in their weekend match against Gettysburg,

falling to the Bullets 15-4. The loss did feature some bright spots,
however, as Mavis Biss ’02 scored twice for the Garnet and Jenn Hart ’03
had 13 saves in goal. With the defeat, the squad’s season tally drops to an

even 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the Conference.


4) Tennis squads drop weekend matchups

The men’s and women’s tennis teams were both unsuccessful in their matches

this past weekend.

On the men’s side, the #25 Garnet came very close to pulling off an upset
of #17 Washington & Lee, but fell 4-3. Jayson Yost ’03 and Frank Visciano

’04 each won their singles match, while the doubles squad of Visciano and
John Thomas ’02 took the first doubles competition. With the loss, the
team’s spring record now stands at 7-4.

The women also suffered defeat, falling at the hands of Washington College,

6-3. Anjani Reddy ’04 and Kristina Pao ’04 were singles winners and
Katherine Voll ’03 and Sarah Fritsch ’04 earned a victory in doubles play.
The loss halts the squad’s two-match winning streak and places their spring

tally at 2-6.


5) World sports roundup

* The Maryland Terrapins are national champions after defeating Indiana in

the NCAA title game last night, 64-52. It was a surprisingly low-scoring
contest for the Terps, who averaged 85 points per game during the regular
season. Nevertheless, the usual suspects came up big again for Maryland, as

Juan Dixon notched 18 points and Lonny Baxter finished with 15 points and
14 boards. Their prime-time play was perfectly scheduled as well, coming in

response to a 44-42 Indiana edge, its only lead of the game, with 9:53
left. It was the first loss in six national championship appearances for
the Hoosiers and the first NCAA title for Maryland coach and former player
Gary Williams.

* After a controversy-ridden offseason, Major League Baseball finally
returned its focus to the playing field yesterday with Opening Day. In
Boston, Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez was rocked by the Toronto Blue Jays, who

scored eight runs in the first three innings before finally putting the
game away in the ninth, 12-11. Over in Baltimore, Roger Clemens suffered a
similar fate as the defending AL champ Yankees where shellacked by the
Orioles, 10-3. And finally, in Phoenix, Randy Johnson continued where he
left off last year by shutting out the Padres 2-0, as the Diamondbacks
begin their defense of their 2001 World Championship.

* In the NHL last night, the Canadiens beat the Penguins 3-0 to take a
two-point lead over the Capitals in race for the eighth and final Eastern
Conference playoff spot. Jose Theodore made 28 saves for his seventh
shutout of the season and Chad Kilger led Montreal on offense with a
short-handed goal and an assist. Meanwhile, the Rangers, who are chasing
the Canadiens for that elusive playoff berth, stayed five points behind
Montreal after beating the Lightning, 6-4. Petr Nedved sparked New York by
ending an 18-game scoring drought with two goals.


6) Upcoming contests

Softball hosts Ursinus, 3:15 p.m.
Baseball at Ursinus, 3:45 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse at Washington, 4:00 p.m.

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.



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if not, you’ll become a philosopher.”

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